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No.020 Gateau chocolate
[Substitute flour for powder! ]

Cooking time: 20 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This time, we will introduce the Valentine's classic "Gateau Chocolat"!

"The royal road of chocolate sweets "Gateau Chocolat".
A classic chocolate cake that is moist and rich but not too heavy.

Very few ingredients, just mix.
It's a simple recipe, but it's finished with a full-fledged rich gateau chocolate.
This time, I will introduce a recipe that uses "Grilas powder" instead of wheat flour.


  • grilous powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Chocolate (A)
  • Butter (cut into cubes) (A)
  • Granulated sugar (A)
  • Egg

How to make

  • Put (A) in a bowl and heat it in hot water to dissolve the ingredients.
  • Add grilus powder and mix.
  • Add the eggs to ② in several batches and mix.
  • ④ Pour into a mold and bake in an oven heated to 170°C for about 18 to 20 minutes.

So crickets!

Grilous powder made from Futahoshi crickets.
Grilous powder is characterized by a grain-like scent derived from food waste, including the wheat bran it feeds on.
So it goes well with dishes that use wheat such as gateau chocolate.
Taking advantage of this feature, I used it instead of wheat this time.

Orangette can be substituted with citrus fruits other than dried sliced ​​oranges.
Enjoy a slightly luxurious snack time with your favorite fruits.

The powder contains about 76% protein, so you can take in protein deliciously just by mixing it.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

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